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View Poll Results: What do you think of Windows 8

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  • Love it

    40 34.48%
  • It's good except for the Metro start menu thing

    44 37.93%
  • It sucks

    22 18.97%
  • Other (post and let us know)

    10 8.62%
  1. #51



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    I actually quite like the interface. It's going to take time to get fully accustomed to it, but in that respect it's no different to when I went from Win98 to XP to Vista and the Windows 7. It's just a learning curve, and I'm looking forward to exploring the other possibilities offered by this OS.

    As a sidenote, I recommend the larger of the available downloads (WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer) as the applications available on the Metro Start Page are included, amongst which are Sudoku and Copper, which should be familiar to those who have played Tinker.

    In addition, a native install feels much snappier and more responsive than as a virtual machine running under VBox.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Developer Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
    As a sidenote, I recommend the larger of the available downloads (WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer) as the applications available on the Metro Start Page are included, amongst which are Sudoku and Copper, which should be familiar to those who have played Tinker.
    Does your's have the xbox live app?
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  3. #53


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I think they should incorporate mouse gestures that allow desktop users to jump from place to place as a tablet user might.. This may help make this a bit more desktop friendly. I am not liking the direction this is going so far...
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  4. #54


    Posts : 219
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Personally, I think this is incredibly unintuitive, and after using it for a little while, I am in shock that it made it this far in the development process without someone shouting out something like, "Wait a minute guys... I just have to say before we go any further with this, that I think what we are doing here sucks!" Seriously, they need to scrap this and start again... And why are some of the common sense goodies still lacking from the OS. What Microsoft should do, is pay attention to what a lot of 3rd party apps have done over the years to make their OS better, and incorporate them into the OS. Little things. For instance, let us preview files of all types, music/pics/pdfs/videos right in explorer without having to crank open another application first... Something like that would be worth gold to windows die hards, cuz it makes sense and we will used it. Do not re-invent the wheel in a mock effort to appear all innovative and stuff. It has never been the forte of the company. Microsoft has succeeded in the past because their OS will run on just about any pile of half washed computer parts you can slap together and turn on, which is very much a solid accomplishment. This attempt to be all innovative is going to backfire like a shotgun with rock jammed half way down the barrel..



    If this is the route they are gonna go, they need to up the ante and add a lot of functionality to that new start page then is already there. Here are just a few for starters.

    -Include classic start in the OS as an option.
    -Include some sort of running programs view on the start page and task bar, so that if you open an app from start page, you can actually close it in some fashion other than task manager.
    -Give us a way to shut our computer down.
    -Grant better customization options to the start page. Let us mess with the background, group apps the way we want, let developers customize the banners, etc..
    - Seriously, Microsoft should just hire me so I can help them out here. They really need it. I already have a great job, but someone needs to talk some basic sense into those guys..
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  5. #55



    The Contemplator
    (1963-2013)
    Doncaster, UK
    Posts : 638
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    We need to remember that this is still pre-Beta software, and features that are present in this release might or might not be in the Beta release.

    As regards shutting down, move the mouse to the very bottom left hand corner of the screen. The Start Menu will appear, and one of the options is Settings. Click on it, and a green panel will open up on the right of the screen. At the bottom of this panel there are several options, one of them being Power. If you click that, another menu pops up and one of the options there is Shut down.
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  6. #56


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Need to have the ability to add shutdown to that initial start menu, one click instead of three.
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  7. #57



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    Posts : 1,252
    LCARS


    I added the shutdown, logoff, restart to the desktop context menu. Can't do it from the Metro desktop, but on regular desktop it's nice to have.

    Can always Ctrl+Alt+Delete and get to the button on the bottom right too. That's a long process too though. lol

    Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu

    Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu
    Log Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu
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  8. #58


    Posts : 20
    Win 7 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
    I added the shutdown, logoff, restart to the desktop contxt menu. Can't do it from the Metro desktop, but on regular desktop it's nice to have.

    Can always Ctrl+Alt+Delete and get to the button on the bottom right too. That's a long process too though. lol

    Shut Down - Add to Desktop Context Menu

    Restart - Add to Desktop Context Menu
    Log Off - Add to Desktop Context Menu
    Ditto. Works for me, YMMV.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 228
    Black Label 7x64


    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    Personally, I think this is incredibly unintuitive, and after using it for a little while, I am in shock that it made it this far in the development process without someone shouting out something like, "Wait a minute guys... I just have to say before we go any further with this, that I think what we are doing here sucks!"
    Amen, brother. I was looking forward to 8, even after reading all the negative comments. I thought - ah, it can't be that bad.

    Oh, man. It's that bad. No way I'm using this thing without some serious overhauls, which will most likely never happen. Wonder what kind of feedback MS is getting on this crap?
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  10. #60


    Posts : 299
    win 7 home premium 64 bit


    I know that this is an early developer release BUT judging from a lot of comments here I am concerned about how easily you will be
    able to use Win 8 as a dedicated desktop OS.....

    I hope MS is looking at these comments because from what many of you have said I would NOT want to buy this in place of Win 7 for my desktop PC!
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